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Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >


Spring in Roanoke, VA

Spring in Virginia's Blue Ridge

The spring season in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of beautiful blooms and fun.

Between the beauty that can be found along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the rich variety of plants and flora in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it's a picturesque landscape that will provide the opportunity to reconnect with nature.

Remember to bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for the diverse selection of birds and wildlife in Virginia's Blue Ridge. The area is known for deer, red-tailed hawks, bears, and eagles.

Virginia's Blue Ridge also features outstanding fishing at Smith Mountain Lake, which regularly hosts events as part of the Bassmaster series.

Spring is also festival season in the Roanoke Valley. Between music, art, strawberries, film, garden week, wine, dogs, beer, and more, there's always a fun celebration on the calendar during a spring visit.

It's also the perfect time for an epic biking experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With miles of single track for mountain biking, cycling on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, or casual road biking along the 30 miles of the Roanoke Valley Greenway system, you'll love getting to experience Virginia's Blue Ridge on two wheels.

Learn why the region is becoming known as a must-see spot among biking enthusiasts around the world.

When you're not pedaling, consider paddling along the Upper James River Water Trail, Upper Blackwater River Blueway, or the Roanoke River Blueway.

There are also lots of opportunities to experience the arts & culture scene in Virginia's Blue Ridge, including at places like the Taubman Museum of Art in Downtown Roanoke and its exciting array of special exhibitions.

Don't wait to take your next vacation. Plan a spring break to Virginia's Blue Ridge!

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